At the 2012 International Poultry Expo, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association recognized five companies that have been exhibiting for 50 or more years at the Expo.

Chick Master Incubator Co. and Merck Animal Health were recognized for 60 years of exhibiting at IPE, while Bright Coop Inc., Marel Stork Poultry Processing and Pactiv Corp. were

recognized for 50 years of exhibiting at IPE. All were presented with plaques by the association's outgoing chairman, Gary Cooper.